Average Experienced Legal Assistant Salary in San Diego, California

$57,325
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$774
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant in San Diego, California is $57,325.
10%
$41k
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$57k
90%
$73k
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$41k - $73k
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$504 - $3k
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$37k - $76k

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Filing Court Documents and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,396 based on 20 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,613 based on 59 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,412 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,590.
Employees with Legal Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (24.1% less), Dallas, Texas (4.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 145 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.8%
Early Career
40.7%
Mid Career
29.0%
Late Career
16.6%